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Flemington Racecourse


Aug 7, 2021


First Race: 12:05pm •  Last Race: 5:05pm


Make your way to Flemington for the start of another season of stand-out thoroughbred racing.

Our first race day of the new season brings the heat with a competitive field lining up for their shot at racing glory.

The new racing season kicks off at Flemington Racecourse in stellar fashion, with VRC Season Premiere Race Day featuring the first Group race of the 2021/2022 season. The nine-race card boasts the Group 3 Aurie's Star Handicap, a renowned starting point for springtime’s stars.

This race meeting will be conducted without spectators. For the latest update regarding the new lockdown restrictions on this weekend’s race day, please click here

Race Card

Name Group Class Distance P$
2021 Country Achiever John Ledger     2530m $130,000
VRC Member Stuart Pettigrew Plate   3YO.BM70
Jockeys Celebration Day Sprint   BM70 1100m
VRC Member Julie Purnell Plate   Mares.BM84 1410m
VRC Member Kate Crosby Sprint
  BM84 1100m $130,000
VRC Season Premiere Plate     1410m $130,000 
VRC Member Justin Hoy Trophy   BM78 2000m  $130,000 
World Horse Racing Aurie's Star Handicap Group 3   1200m $201,300
VRC Member Michael Kiely Trophy
BM84 1600m $130,000

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